BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR FASHION AND GENDER

Fashion is obsessed with gender Cultural studies scholar and fashion historian Elizabeth Wilson, Adorned in Dreams 1985, pp. 117 One long-standing myth about feminism is that it is anti-fashion. In other words, feminists have long been accused of being uninterested in clothing, cosmetics, and beauty. There’s some truth to this, of course. Many feminists haveContinue reading “BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR FASHION AND GENDER”

SUMMARY FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES

In this module we explored some of the ways Indigenous scholars are responding to the history of sexual colonization and several strategies for sexual decolonization. These have ranged from resisting the Christian and settler colonial mandating of exclusively monogamous sexual relations to the reclaiming of a pansexuality or an erotic relationship to the natural world.Continue reading “SUMMARY FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES”

SUMMARY FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS

The GMMP and Gilchrist’s article have provided us with critical tools for assessing and analyzing gendered and racialized press coverage in Canada and across the world. In her article about the distinctions between representations of white and Indigenous missing women in Canada, Gilchrist reveals that what is at stake here is not simply that someContinue reading “SUMMARY FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS”

ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES

“Heterosexuality was where identity began and ended. So much so that when the AIDS epidemic ravaged gay communities all over the world, the town only caught bits and pieces of the circumstances. What made its way out here, north of the last major city, north of anyone at risk, was enough to piece together an intoxicating mythContinue reading “ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES”

ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS

The lack of coverage to missing/murdered Aboriginal women appears to suggest that their stories are not dramatic or worthy enough to tell, that Aboriginal women’s victimization is too routine or ordinary, and/or irrelevant to (White) readers. Kristen Gilchrist, “‘Newsworthy’ Victims?” in Feminist Media Studies vol. 20 (4), 2010, pp. 385 We’re reading an essay byContinue reading “ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS”

BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES

Decolonizing Sexualities “Indigenous sexualities are important sites of resistance and resurgence. They resist heteronormative colonialism; they embody the possibility of radical resurgence. Indigenous sexualities matter beyond sexual politics because they expand the political imagination, not sexual vocabularies.” Manuela L. Picq, “Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities: Between Erasure and Resurgence,” 182. The authors we will listen to andContinue reading “BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR INDIGENOUS SEXUALITIES”

BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS

Canadian communications scholar Yasmin Jiwani says that “news performs the role of the bard, disseminating myths which offer the nation a sense of imagined community.” The news, in other words, tells the stories of a group of people who are contained within the boundaries of a nation. In speaking to the nation, the news alsoContinue reading “BIG IDEAS + LESSON FOR GENDER IN THE NEWS”

ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR POLITICS OF PLEASURE

“This is what I sometimes refer to as ‘locker room science.’ It seems that these authors did not actually use the references they cited, but rather employed common, but mistaken, locker room understandings of female sexuality in their scientific research.” Elisabeth Lloyd on The Case of the Female Orgasm We saw in the third andContinue reading “ASSIGNED RESOURCES FOR POLITICS OF PLEASURE”